How to get your first few lawn care customers.
Getting those first few customers for your new lawn care business can be very challenging. If you are finding this to be the case you are not alone. To attract new customers, you don't need to spend a lot of money. You don't need the fanciest lawn care truck and trailer. You don't need a brand new lawn mower. What you need is to be friendly.
Get out in your neighborhood. Knock on the doors of your neighbors and hand them your business care. Explain to them you are just getting your lawn care business started and you would like to service their lawn, even if you need to do it for free at first. The most important thing now is getting the gears of your new lawn care business turning.
Once you get a few lawns to service, you will be able to do many things that will help you. First off, you will be able to take before and after pictures. These will be useful on your lawn care business website as well as in your future lawn care marketing material. Second, you will be able to get testimonials that you will be able to help sell your services in the future. Third and most important is after a few weeks of servicing their property, you can ask them if they have any friends or family in your area that they could refer you to.
Hand these customers a few business cards. Ask them to hand them to their friends and family. Let them know you would really appreciate any help they can give you and soon enough you will see the seeds you planted, grow and flourish.
Remember to start small and work outwards as you grow. Network with people. Talk with people. Let everyone you know that you just started your lawn care business and you will be amazed at how others will want to help you. When it comes to marketing your lawn care business, it's not about how much money you spend, it's all about the human networks you build.
Unfiltered, unedited, and a little rough. A collection of landscaping & lawn care business lessons I've learned along the way. I see so many new lawn care businesses get started only to fail a short time later because the entrepreneurs didn't educate themselves enough about their field. Here is a collection of lessons I learned that will give your lawn care or landscaping business a better chance at success. As an added bonus, I have included some very helpful lawn care business marketing letter templates to super charge your business. By Steve Low Host of The GopherHaul Lawn Care Business Show and the Gopher Lawn Care Business Forum.
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